BH tennis player Mirza Basic won the first ATP title in his career.
Twenty-six-year-old player from Sarajevo managed to win against Romanian tennis player in the ATP 250 tournament that was played in Sofia with the result 2: 1 in sets, after two hours and 20 minutes.
Both tennis players opened the match with secure services, but Basic managed to achieve break already in the third gem, which he held until the tenth gem when the first set went into the tie-break.
Mirza made a mistake in his first service, and Copil scored for 4: 1. However, Basic returned his concentration and reached the score 4: 4, after which he made another mini-break and resolved the first set in his favour with the score 7: 6 (5).
Copil made a break already in the first gem of the second set and he held it until the tenth gem when he served but Mirza played perfectly and returned the break and equalized the score at 5: 5.
Then, the second set went to a tie-break in which Copil was better and he managed to equalize it at 1: 1 with the result 7: 6 (4).
Basic requested a time-out due to back pain in the break between the second and third set, but this did not affect his game in a decisive set.
Basic made a break in the ninth gem and got a chance to serve for the match. Mirza used this opportunity and routinely served in the third set with the result 6: 4 and with this victory, he won the first ATP trophy in his entire career.
Basis entered the tournament through qualifications, and he won against Mayer (6: 4, 6: 1), Kohlschreiber (7: 5, 7: 6), Marterer (6: 4, 4: 6, 6: 3 ) and Wawrinka (7: 6, 6: 4).
With 250 points, Mirza also received 85,945 EUR and he will be ranked on the 76th place in the ATP list, which represents the best result of his career.
(Source: E. B./Klix.ba)